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Digitisation at the centre of ENBD’s retail growth strategy

UAE and the region are ready for digital only banks Dubai: Digital initiatives have been a key focus area for Emirates NBD’s service delivery much before digital transformation became a buzzword in the region’s financial services industry. Even as the banking sector is busy figuring out a way to address the digital challenges posed by Fintech and disruptive banking technologies, …

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Bahrain-based GIB gains retail banking licence for digital venture

Gulf International Bank (GIB) said on Wednesday it had been granted a retail banking licence in Bahrain by the kingdom’s central bank for its digital venture called Meem. GIB is licenced by Bahrain’s central bank, headquartered in Bahrain and owned by the governments of the six Gulf Cooperation Council countries, with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund the principle shareholder with …

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PwC Middle East appoints global digital expert as chief digital & data officer

PwC Middle East, one of the world’s leading professional services firms with over 4,000 people and 21 offices across the region, has appointed global digital transformation expert Steve Plimsoll as its Chief Digital & Data Officer. With 20 years of experience, Steve specialises in using data and technology to design, deliver and execute customer centric disruptive digital solutions with a …

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“Digital Qatar” Offers Huge Opportunities for Growth and Development

Strategic Panel at Euromoney Qatar Conference 2016 will Outline Roadmap for Nation’s Digital Development Doha, Qatar – The State of Qatar’s efforts to digitise its economy and provide more services online is opening a huge range of opportunities for citizens, businesses and the wider region, according to experts set to attend the Euromoney Qatar Conference 2016. Qatar has announced a …

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Loyalty programme members embrace digital technology, but call for more choice of rewards and greater engagement options

A new eBook from Collinson Latitude, part of Collinson Group, highlights the true value of choice, the need for greater connectivity and the value of non-core inventory in loyalty programmes worldwide. A new eBook published today by Collinson Latitude highlights the current opinions and adoption rates of digital technology among loyalty programme members worldwide. It reveals that over eight in …

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54% of Businesses in UAE and Saudi Arabia Have Experienced Business Disruption because of Digital Technologies

Digital Crisis Looms: Business Leaders Fear Digital Start-ups Will Make Their Business Obsolete Within 3-5 Years News highlights: 85% of businesses consider digital start-ups a threat, either now or in the future 44% of businesses don’t know what their industry will look like in 3 years 59% have witnessed the entrance of new competitors as a result of digital technologies …

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Tunisian digital revolution opens up education

By – SciDev.Net – Imogen Mathers Around the world, universities face myriad challenges: how to educate as many students as possible, while keeping the quality of teaching and research high, and responding to the pressures of globalisation and privatisation. Tunisia has met some of these challenges by embracing the power of digital technology to support students, explains digital education specialist …

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GE 2016 Global Innovation Barometer findings reveal keen focus of Saudi businesses to strengthen digital innovation

Results underline the emergence of a new innovation ecosystem as defined by Saudi Vision 2030, supported by GE through various localized initiatives 88% informed public say advanced manufacturing will transform industrial sector in the next decade 61% say new innovation approaches in energy sector will reap huge benefits GE’s study examining innovation landscape complements its leadership initiatives & partnerships to …

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Digital Payments to Generate USD 2 Trillion in Revenue by 2020

Half of EMEA Banks to Hire a Chief Digital Officer in Next Four Years: IDC; FinTech Experts James Barrese and Andres Wolberg-Stok to Highlight Non-Traditional Banking at GITEX Technology Week 2016 Dubai, United Arab Emirates – GITEX Technology Week 2016 will welcome an exceptional line up of finance and technology experts, including James Barrese, formally CTO of PayPal, and Andres …

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Egyptian Government and MasterCard collaborate to extend financial inclusion to 54 million citizens through digital National ID program

The cooperation agreement between Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Ministry of Finance, Egyptian Banking Corporation, and MasterCard is a landmark public/private partnership model Partnership will enable 54 million Egyptians to contribute to the formal economy by linking their national ID to the national mobile ecosystem The Government of Egypt, represented by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, and …

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